2. Frasca Food and Wine

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This Boulder stalwart continues to be the shining example of fine dining in Colorado. What Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and Bobby Stuckey have created is special—and not just because you spend birthdays, anniversaries, and notable occasions at the linen-draped tables. There’s a grace to Frasca Food and Wine, and it transcends the seamless service, the microregional food inspired by Friuli, Italy, and the intimate space. No other restaurant in the state creates the same spell that washes over you when you sit down at the table. 1738 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-442-6966, frascafoodandwine.com

Order this: frico caldo